You can ease their suffering and it won't cost you a cent. Every vote will help make a difference to these children's lives.
Image Source https://www.unicef.ie
How to Participate
- Upvote this post.
I will transfer every penny earned from this post to UNICEF Ireland's Christmas appeal fund for the children of Syria (100% of the reward).
Details of how the funds donated will be used by UNICEF Ireland are available on their website.
Other ways to donate
Voting is the easiest way to help today and it won't cost a penny but if you wish to donate your own funds you can also:
- Send funds to my Steemit account tagged with the memo "Syria Winter Appeal"
I will make sure they get to UNICEF
- Donate directly via the UNICEF Ireland website https://www.unicef.ie/donate/
Please consider setting up a regular donation
Transparency about the process
I will post full details of how much was raised via Steemit, how it was transferred and a verification of the transfer in a follow up post. If anyone makes direct donations to UNICEF as a result of this Steemit Campagin and wishes to comment they can add comment on this post.
How I will get the donations to UNICEF?
Funds earned from this post will appear in my Steemit wallet which I will power up as Steem Power. I will transfer an equivalent amount of Euros, to the Steam Power earned from this post, from my bank account to UNICEF Ireland directly. I will also top up the donations raised personally with a extra donation of 5% of funds raised (5% capped at 200 Euro).
How I will prove donations?
After the donations have been made I will provide proof that I have transferred an equivalent Euro amount to UNICEF Ireland as raised by this post, similar to what I provided last year.
When will I transfer funds to UNICEF?
After 7 day there will be a payout from this post to my Steemit account. I will transfer an equivalent amount of funds to UNICEF from my bank account along with a personal donation after Christmas. I will also transfer any additional funds donated as I receive them.
Motivations and about me
I currently live in Ireland and have been posting on Steemit for the last 15 moons. This is my second such appeal. You can read about last years appeal here where I raised 60 Euro.
Raising money at Christmas time for local charities is a tradition in Ireland but I wanted to take this tradition to a global audience and get Steemit involved.
I am interested in helping out the Children of Syria for several reasons:
- At human level it's hard not to be affected by the suffering of these innocent people and the horrendous stories and photos
- I have fond memories of Syria and its people, where I spent time working as a teacher in the past
- This Campaign/Steemit Event is my way of giving something small back to an amazing people who welcomed me into their homes, their lives and who have been ravaged by war for many years
In the interests of full disclosure I would like to call out that I am not an employee or affiliated in any way with UNICEF. This campaign is affiliated to UNICEF only in the sense that they have a winter appeal fund which I will be donating to on behalf of monies raised from this post through Steemit.
I hope this campaign will inspire similar campaigns to crowdsource funds for charities on Steemit in a responsible way.
Lets not limit the potential for Steemit to being all about money. This is a fantastic platform not only to raise money but to increase awareness and engagement for charities and provide opportunities for the people these charities are helping via the most amazing social network on the web. I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on this area and how we can leverage Steemit to help the less fortunate.
I don't normally ask but please upvote, promote and resteem this post and get your friends to do the same!
Thank you for reading and for your Vote. Have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year. Nollaig Shona Daoibh.